Looking ahead, it seems that Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) promises to be a thrilling one. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania introduced what appears to be the primary villain, and a host of other exciting projects are lined up to guide us into the Multiversal phase of the Marvel Universe. Among these is a live-action series focused on the popular Marvel superhero Wonder Man. While there isn’t much information available about the show at this point, rumors are swirling about the cast. We’ve heard that Grim Reaper, one of Wonder Man’s most notorious foes, is slated to make an appearance, and as such, we are eager to discover who will be portraying this iconic villain on screen.
Demetrius Grosse is confirmed to play the Grim Reaper, a brother and a villain to MCU’s Wonder Man. The rumors were brought to light by the industry insider Daniel Richtman and were later confirmed. Demetrius Grosse is now set to appear alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen’s Wonder Man and Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery.
Now that we’ve covered who will be playing Grim Reaper in the upcoming Wonder Man show, it’s time to analyze everything we know about the show. If you’re interested in the details, stay with us and keep reading!
Phase 5 is set to expand an already rich cinematic universe and include new characters
In 2022, Marvel Studios announced an intriguing new project that sparked a wave of speculation among fans: a new series centered around the iconic Marvel character Wonder Man. Wonder Man’s story is well-known to fans: he was a powerful human who became a superhero after his run-in with Baron Zemo. Initially, Wonder Man was a threat to the Avengers, but ultimately he joined their ranks. He is also noteworthy for his connection to both Vision and Scarlet Witch.
Shortly after the announcement, it was revealed that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II had been tapped to play the role of Wonder Man, with Ben Kingsley set to reprise his role as Trevor Slattery. Although the specifics of the show’s plot remain under wraps, we do know that it will feature Wonder Man’s brother-turned-villain, Eric Williams aka, Grim Reaper.
Grim Reaper has clashed with Wonder Man and the Avengers on multiple occasions, and each time his death was the outcome. Despite this, Grim Reaper has been resurrected on several occasions, growing more powerful each time. He is best known for wielding a formidable weapon in the form of a scythe that is fused to his arm (courtesy of Ultron). Later, he acquired necromantic abilities and various powers related to summoning the undead.
Grim Reaper plays a huge role in Wonder Man’s origin story as well as in his overall comic book history, so it only makes sense that he will appear in his standalone live-action show as well. But who will play him?
Who will play the Grim Reaper in Marvel’s Wonder Man?
According to TVLine, Demetrius Gross will portray the character of Eric Williams, aka Grim Reaper, in the upcoming Wonder Man live-action series.
Grosse has already made a name for himself in the industry with recurring roles in several popular television shows, including “The Brave,” “Game of Silence,” “Westworld,” “Banshee,” and “Justified.” He has also left his mark on the big screen, with notable performances in films such as “Straight Outta Compton,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” and “13 Hours.”
But that’s not all – Grosse is a multifaceted artist with experience testing the waters of producing and writing with several notable projects under his belt. This versatility speaks to his talent and dedication, making him an exciting prospect to bring to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
If the talks between Grosse and Marvel Studios come to fruition, fans can look forward to seeing his take on the villainous Grim Reaper, a character with a long and storied history in the Marvel Comics canon.
How is Wonder Man connected to the rest of the MCU?
Marvel Studios is known for being tight-lipped about their upcoming projects, and the Wonder Man series is no exception. As of now, there is very little information available regarding the show’s plot. However, fans of the comics know that Wonder Man has a close connection to the origin story of Vision, as well as to the character of Scarlet Witch. This has led many to speculate that the upcoming Wonder Man series could be connected to the highly-anticipated Marvel project centered around White Vision.
While it’s important to note that nothing has been confirmed at this point, the possibility of a connection between the Wonder Man series and the upcoming White Vision project is certainly an exciting prospect for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As always, Marvel is sure to deliver an epic and interconnected story that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.